What is Psychotherapy?

Think of our body, bones and flesh as hardware. Important physiological tools for survival.

Our thoughts, emotions, and feelings: these are our software. Our software controls our hardware, dictates our mood, and is responsible for our well-being. When functioning well, both software and hardware work in harmony to allow us to lead the lives we want to based on values and goals we set for ourselves.

But our software may not always work as well as you’d like it to. When we encounter significant situations or events that causes us distress or interferes with our ability to life a meaningful life, we might not always have the necessary tools to work through the issues. Or we might simply need the occasional tune up from time to time. This is psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy is understanding and dealing with your inner thoughts and emotions productively with your psychologist, in a completely honest environment.

Why would I see a psychologist?

Support from family and friends we trust is often our first line of defence. However, “talking” therapy with a psychologist involves so much more. Clinical psychologists undergo many years of education, supervised training and workplace experiences. This allows them to diagnose and treat psychological, intellectual, emotional, and behavioural maladjustment issues ranging from daily stressors to severe clinical psychopathology.

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What services may I seek?

Come talk to us if you feel that your problems have reduced your quality of life, your mental well-being has a disruptive impact on your daily routine (e.g. work, social life), your relationships and mood has been affected, or generally if you feel you are not living a meaningful life or not according to your values.

Annabelle Psychology offer a comprehensive range of psychological services to support individuals and families across the lifespan, including:           

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Neurodevelopmental Assessments
  • Educational Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments (IQ Tests)

 

We provide a warm and judgement-free environment for clients to feel safe and empowered to work through their concerns. Our therapy approaches are holistic with a focus on compassion. We’re here to support you.

Annabelle Kids

Annabelle Kids is a holistic, multi-disciplinary child therapy centre providing allied health services such as psychotherapy, speech, & occupational therapy services for neurotypical children and children with special needs.

We adopt a play-based multidisciplinary approach to comprehensively assess and treat each child’s unique needs. This approach is fun, engaging, and stress-free for the child and family, and provides a holistic picture of your child’s actual functioning across multiple functional domains.

Our child therapists are also trained to conduct neuropsychological and other assessments. These formal assessments serve to a) guide treatment, b) monitor milestone outcomes, and c) gain access to specialised or subsidised services such as government special education schools and early intervention services.

Annabelle Kids offer a holistic range of child therapy services, including:

  • Diagnostic Assessments for neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Cognitive Assessments (IQ Tests)
  • Psychotherapy & interventions
  • Speech Therapy
  • Early language & behavioural intervention
  • Occupational therapy
  • Positive parenting training and programmes

 

We practice a family-centred approach. Our child allied health professionals work collaboratively with the child’s family as equal partners to understand, support, and meet the needs of children with behavioural, social-emotional or neurodevelopmental difficulties. Our approach focuses and builds upon the unique strengths of each family unit to enable the child to receive specialised and sustainable care and support.